Home  »  Fashion

Everything you need to know about the stylish designer - Shika
Source: ghanaweb.com   |   August 26, 2017   |  98 Views

Shika Goe–Glavee, a renowned Ghanaian designer, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shik collection continues to make strides in the fashion industry.

As a celebrated entrepreneur for a decade, her innovative designs, involving a combination of African prints has gained recognition on the international market.

Discussing her beginnings with The Spectator Agoro, Shika explained that her love for art and designing had made her who she is today.

“I am creative and I love to do anything artistic. I think it is in my DNA and cannot do without it,” she stated.

Little did she know that her brand, Shik Collection and El-vava Interior, will become a household name in the fashion industry years on. Shika knows exactly what to do with every fabric. Shika, who doubles as an interior decorator said, her sewing business began in her living room until she rented a showroom.

As she celebrates a decade in the fashion industry, she believes nothing would stop her from designing unique clothes because she wants to make a mark. The blend of different fabrics in her designs caught the attention of Nana Ama Mac Brown, Berla Mundi, Naa Ashokor, Vera Bannerman, Kareen Kash, Ama K Abebrese , Kafui Dey and some diplomats and bankers.

She gathers inspiration from visual arts, such as painting, sculpture, weaving, and motifs from wax print and also from the environment.


Beginning her career, she said, was not easy because people did not patronise African prints in the past.

Touching on some challenges in the fashion industry, she said customised clothing was killing the industry because it limits the creativity of designers, unlike the ready to wear, where “you just pick a dress at a shop, when it fits, you pay for it”.

“Some clients also do not come for ‘fitting’ after their dresses have been sown and this makes their clothes either too big or too tight on them”. She said getting loyal customers had been her greatest worry.

President Akuffo Addo

Asked who she would like to style one day, she mentioned President Nana Akufo-Addo as her ultimate dream since he likes African prints.


On how she handles her multiple engagements and domestic duties as a wife and mother of one, Shika said her family had been supportive. “Though I am always busy, I try to make them happy, especially, my husband who takes care of the family in my absence.


She urged up and coming designers to be determined and work extra hard to achieve their dream. She encouraged them to be their own motivator and be ready to take criticisms.

Shika is a Fashion and Textiles graduate of Accra Polytechnic. She later pursued further studies at the University of Cape Coast. She hails from Asadame in the Volta Region. Give her ‘akple’ and okro soup any day as her choice of food.

| November 16, 2017
Ghanacrusader.com brings you some powerful advice on what to do in order to keep your marriage...
| November 16, 2017
For 25-year-old Pearl Nyarko-Mensah, being crowned Miss Malaika 2017 is certainly a dream come true...
| November 15, 2017
Big Brother star Pokello Nare showed off her amazing figure in a recent shot that suggests she may...
| November 08, 2017
The idea of marriage, especially in Ghana, is highly a sacrilegious one as most people find it to...
| November 08, 2017
TV Presenter and host of Rhytmz Live on GHone TV, Berla Mundi, has shared her experience as host of...
| November 06, 2017
Ghanaian Actress, Juliet Ibrahim has lashed out at Christians criticizing her Nun Costume outfit...
| November 06, 2017
Held at the National theatre last night (November 4), the grand finale of the Miss Malaika beauty...
| November 02, 2017
Oh yea!! It's not only the women who see their bodies very special, we have the fashionista men...
| November 01, 2017
Amber Rose knows how to rock a pair of jeans.
tongaGh.com | October 31, 2017
Old photo of Sandra Ankobiah before the surgery    Noses are such little...